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Shade Loving Perennials for Arkansas Gardens

Imagine this…resting in a garden chair, sipping on something cold, in your retreat in the shade. What could possibly be missing? Lovely shade perennials to admire, of course! There are many choices to enhance your ice tea, cold beer, or nice chilled white wine experience. The two most important aspects are: 1. naturally, a bench… Read more »

Make a Stunning Combination Planter

Creating a great combination planter seems simple; pick a bunch of plants that you like and put them together, right? Yes…and no. Here are some tips on creating some great mixed planters, including some very winning combinations! If you already have a container to plant in, measure it before you go shopping. If you don’t… Read more »

Increase Your Home Value

Landscaping 101

Good landscapes serve several functions; increase home value, improve quality of life, improve aesthetics and improve functionality of a space. Bad landscapes lower your home value and all that other stuff!  One of the top questions we get at The Good Earth is, ‘What plants should I put here?’  Although correct plant choice and placement… Read more »

Azaleas

How to grow Azaleas in Arkansas

Azaleas are one of our most loved southern landscape plants!  When properly planted and cared for, they provide both an excellent evergreen presence and eye-catching blooms.  A quick note; native azaleas are not evergreen but their stunning blooms more than make up for lack of winter leaves! Choosing an azalea  Native and old fashioned azaleas… Read more »

Arkansas Gardening Tips for Fall!

The power of pumpkins Not only do pumpkins and gourds offer fun colors and textures in fall decor displays, they are a “power food”, offering nutrients and antioxidants in abundance. Fairytale and Pie Pumpkins are some of the best for cooking. Always choose the freshest pumpkins available, decorate with them for the season, then pop… Read more »

Arkansas Gardening Tips for May!

Don’t forget Mother’s Day! That’s right; Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Whether it’s getting something for the special moms in your life…or making your wish list, we have tons to check out, such as glazed pottery, terrarium and gypsy garden containers, plants and accessories, plus colorful, ready to place mixed containers, gift certificates,… Read more »